Mussel Socking Mesh Size/ Mussel Seed Parameters

Important Notes:
1. When socking mussels, seed width must match diagonal mesh size for maximum seed conversion ratio.
2. Grading machines grade on shell height only, therefore care must be taken when selecting mesh size for graded seed.
E.g. Graded size 8mm = 12mm width = 15mm diagonal mesh = selected sock will be 10mm sq. mesh.
3. Due to site and species specifics the above is to be used as a guide only. The best rule of thumb is that to determine the match of sock mesh size to seed width size a seed should have to be pushed through the mesh with slight pressure.

Socking Seed
Mesh Width
square

diagonal
stretch
stretch flat
diameter
length

width
(1/2 length)

height
(1/3 length)

Brown/Yellow
6mm
0.23"
9mm
0.35"
12mm
0.47"
5cm
2"
3.25cm
1.25"
12 - 24mm
0.47" - 0.94"
6 - 12mm
0.23" - 0.47"
4 - 8mm
0.15" - 0.31"
Yellow
10mm
0.39"
15mm
0.59"
20mm
0.78"
7.5cm
3"
4.75cm
1.87"
20 - 40mm
0.78" - 1.57"
10 - 20mm
0.39" - 0.78"
7 - 13mm
0.27" - 0.51"
Green/Yellow
13mm
0.51"
20mm
0.79"
26mm
1"
9cm
3.5"
5.8cm
2.3"
30 - 50mm
1.2" - 2"
15 - 25mm
0.59" - 0.98"
10 - 17mm
0.39" - 0.67"
Green
15mm
0.59"
22mm
0.86"
30mm
1.18"
10cm
4"
6.4cm
2.5"
35 - 60mm
1.37" - 2.36"
18 - 30mm
0.70" - 1.18"
12 - 20mm
0.47" - 0.78"
Brown
20mm
0.78"
30mm
1.18"
40mm
1.57"
12.5cm
5"
8.0cm
3.14"
50 - 80mm
1.96" - 3.14"
25 - 40mm
0.98" - 1.57"
17 - 27mm
0.66" - 1.06"


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